Many of these were lost in different accidents due to the poor training, and two were said to have been lost when their pilots defected.
The pilot flew it to Japan and defected.
A pilot from the Syrian Army defected to Turkey.
No Syrian pilot has ever defected to Israel before now.
Iraq denied that the pilots had defected.
On October 14 he and two other pilots defected and surrendered their airplanes to the British.
(The pilots of two Mirage jets defected to Malta rather than carry out the orders.)
Though some pilots have defected to the rebels, far more have stayed with the Government.
The success of the operation is disputable since no Communist pilot defected before the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.
Not one single pilot had defected to South Korea.